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Old 06-17-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Macs, PCs and External HDs

I remember being told on the lamented MACSW/HW that OSX now has its own proprietary file system. It's nether EXT2 nor 3, and not Reiser either. It's not HPFS any more. I'd like to have a clutch of the now-ubiquitous external FW/USB2 hard disk cases to exchange data among many Macs and PCs. Questions:

Macs read/write only FAT32 on the PC side, still?

Do those hammer utilities still exist? Can they init a FAT32 partition on a FW external?

Is there anything on the Mac side that can read NTFS? FAT32 is sort of a pig over 32MB, and really porcine over 80.

Can a Jaguar or Tiger machine still read/write an OS8/9 HPFS external?

Is Pierre Duhem still around?

Do any of you pub types do this a lot? Reliable?
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Old 06-18-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hey Fred...I don't have a clue as I'm pc based but hopefully my answering you will pop the thread back into "today's" list...

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Old 06-20-2005, 04:33 PM   #3
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I don't know anything about Macs or their file systems.

But you can reach Pierre at duhem@macdisk.com

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